Over the last week I made the decision to change how I’m using the micro-blogging site Twitter. I will still use it to get great tips, articles, and links that people are posting on there. But for my own posting I will be using Twitter as a food/exercise log. I’ve tried numerous times to figure out a way to keep this kind of log because many studies say the people that track what they eat are more successful at losing weight. I doubt they keep a public food journal, but for accountability and encouragement this will be a great experiment. I will be posting what I eat whenever I eat something and all my workouts. If you want to keep track of what I am doing you can see my Twitter updates on the right sidebar or you can follow me on Twitter.
Most “experts” would say that I’m doing it wrong. They would say I’m not using Twitter correctly because no one wants to read about what I ate for lunch. No one wants to know what I’m thinking about when I workout or make my dinner. Well, to them I say SHUTUP. I will use Twitter in whatever way it gives ME value. They are all about giving others value, which is definitely a good thing, but on this one I am going to be selfish. I am going to use it in the way that is best for me. If you want to follow me and see the thoughts, actions as I try to eat and live healthier, that is great! If not, don’t follow me. No big deal.